Friday, December 19, 2014

NBC4's 2014 12 Days of Giving | NBC4 Washington

NBC4's 2014 12 Days of Giving | NBC4 Washington: "News4 is proud to present its 2014 12 Days of Giving campaign, recognizing 12 charitable teens and kids who have dedicated their time to giving back.
Day 9, Dec. 19: Mari's Miracle Christmas Bags
Thirteen-year-old Marisol Ramirez has spent most of her life in the hospital. After surviving a multiple organ transplant and lymphoma, she's doing well -- and thinking of others."



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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

NBC4's 2014 12 Days of Giving | NBC4 Washington

NBC4's 2014 12 Days of Giving | NBC4 Washington: "News4 is proud to present its 2014 12 Days of Giving campaign, recognizing 12 charitable teens who have dedicated their time to giving back."



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Monday, December 08, 2014

Mountain Sun Students Share Message Of Giving – Brevard NC - The Transylvania Times

Mountain Sun Students Share Message Of Giving – Brevard NC - The Transylvania Times: "Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris was also in attendance. At Mountain Sun's request, the Mayor

gave a proclamation declaring Brevard, "A #GivingTuesday City." The message was simple as it reverberated through the city's new PA system. Third grade student Auden Pelz was just one of the voices that carried it to the small crowd - of mostly Mountain Sun supporters - gathered that day..."It's not what you give or how you give, it's that you give.""



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York student named Outstanding Philanthropic Youth of the Central Coast

York student named Outstanding Philanthropic Youth of the Central Coast: "York School senior Austin Eaton sits on a stump outside the school in Monterey on Wednesday. Eaton has been named Outstanding Philanthropic Youth for National Philanthropy Day for the Central Coast. David Royal - Monterey Herald "



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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Philanthropy education in the UK and continental Europe: Current provision, perceptions and opportunities | Philanthropy Impact

Philanthropy education in the UK and continental Europe: Current provision, perceptions and opportunities | Philanthropy Impact: "This report, produced by CGAP and University of St Andrews was written by Charles Keidan with Tobias Jung and Cathy Pharoah. It looks at the level of activity and attention paid to philanthropy and giving in universities and research organisations across Europe.

You can download the report here (PDF)

What is Philanthropy Education?"



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Need to Invest in Young Fundraising | Pro Bono Australia

Need to Invest in Young Fundraising | Pro Bono Australia: "undraising peak body Fundraising Institute Australia has re-vamped its annual Young Fundraiser award to try to address issues of high turnover of fundraising staff and a lack of ongoing training.

The FIA says it has teamed up with sector consultancy Robejohn to create more learning, development and networking opportunities, and greater recognition of the winners.

The national winner will receive an all-expenses-paid scholarship to attend the 2015 AFP Conference in Baltimore, USA, as well as the opportunity to undertake further FIA professional development courses and to speak at key FIA events throughout the year."



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Monday, December 01, 2014

LMHS student starts a charity: Shoes for people’s souls - LancasterOnline: Faith Values

LMHS student starts a charity: Shoes for people’s souls - LancasterOnline: Faith Values: "You see, the shoes are not for him. They are for his self-created charity: Soul Shoes.
Terrill, a 17-year-old junior at Lancaster Mennonite High School, wants to give away refurbished shoes to those who can’t afford them. He plans to take them to the Water Street Ministries and perhaps donate them to groups. And he would love to accumulate a pile of sneakers to hand out before Christmas."



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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Valley Philanthropists Recognized For Good Works

Valley Philanthropists Recognized For Good Works: "The award for Youth in Philanthropy, one of the four categories, was given to Spotswood High School for its "Blazin' a Trail for a Cure" cancer research campaign.

Teachers at the school believe giving back is important for all ages to learn."



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Student philanthropy impacts Dominican Republic - Xenia Gazette - xeniagazette.com

Student philanthropy impacts Dominican Republic - Xenia Gazette - xeniagazette.com: "nonprofit school in the Dominican Republic, during SGA’s week of awareness Nov. 3-7.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

KC region’s young philanthropist of the year helps sick children with pop tabs | fox4kc.com

KC region’s young philanthropist of the year helps sick children with pop tabs | fox4kc.com: "KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There was a big event Wednesday night at which the people in our region who raise money for all sorts of charities and not-for-profit organizations honored local champions in community service. And the Young Philanthropist of the Year of The Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is this week’s Fox 4 Young Achiever — a little boy with a big heart for helping."



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Philanthropy in the Classroom | The Community FoundationPhilanthropy

Philanthropy in the Classroom | The Community FoundationPhilanthropy: "Each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Atlanta Chapter goes into area classrooms to teach students about philanthropy – what it means and how they can be philanthropic. The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta is a sponsor of this effort and joins with the Association of Fundraising Professionals members to read a book and then create an art piece that reflects a child’s view of philanthropy."



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

13-year-old takes home philanthropy award | Dallas Morning News

13-year-old takes home philanthropy award | Dallas Morning News: "The group gave just one standing ovation. It was for the youngest award recipient.

Charlsie Doan, 13, received the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award on Friday at the 29th annual Awards Luncheon of the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals."



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Monday, November 17, 2014

Community Missions gears up ‘Giving Tuesday’ initiatives - City & Region - The Buffalo News

Community Missions gears up ‘Giving Tuesday’ initiatives - City & Region - The Buffalo News: "We have 100 high school students coming in from Leadership Niagara’s Leadership for the Youth of Niagara Communities program to help take everything out of our food pantry and paint it,” he said. “We’re also looking for a group of six to eight adult volunteers to help put in the new flooring in the pantry.”

The youth program culls young leaders from 13 high schools to participate in an eight-month leadership development program. "



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Boyertown Awarded Grants to Bolster Community - bctv.org - Local news about Berks County and Reading, Pa.: Community

Boyertown Awarded Grants to Bolster Community - bctv.org - Local news about Berks County and Reading, Pa.: Community: "Hannah Mellott, a senior at Boyertown High School, was named Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy today at the annual National Philanthropy Day breakfast held by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Berks Regional Chapter. Hannah is the first high school student to ever serve as a member of the Boyertown Area Grantmaking Advisory Committee."



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Friday, November 14, 2014

Foundation Center - Research Studies - Special Topic Trends

Foundation Center - Research Studies - Special Topic Trends: "Recent Reports

Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy
November 2014

Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy: Observations and Recommendations for Strengthening a Growing Field shares reflections on an in-depth examination of the story and needs of youth grantmaking (young people making monetary contributions to organizations through established institutions or governing bodies). The report finds that while more than 200 foundations worldwide offer youth grantmaking programs and more than 100 related resources exist, that information is not broadly available. Recommendations include providing wider access to youth philanthropy programs, centralizing resources, and increasing in-person gatherings. This scan was conducted in partnership with Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award - About AFP - AFP

Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award - About AFP - AFP: "Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award
(Arlington, VA) Miles of Scarves, a group of girls based in Henrico, Va., that knits scarves to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, has been named the 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group, by AFP."



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Monday, November 10, 2014

How #GivingTuesday Can Help Your Nonprofit Reach PhilanthroKids or Generation Z Donors | Beth’s Blog

How #GivingTuesday Can Help Your Nonprofit Reach PhilanthroKids or Generation Z Donors | Beth’s Blog: "   GivingTuesday is done it again with its K-12 Philanthropy Curriculum, a set of lesson plans that teachers can use to help their students participate in GivingTuesday by raising money for a local nonprofit."



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Club plans to dish out staple meal for charity | The Baylor Lariat

Club plans to dish out staple meal for charity | The Baylor Lariat: "Students involved in Baylor’s Global Community Living Center have come up with a new fundraiser to raise hunger and cultural awareness in the community by supporting a local charity.

Plates for Poverty, an event in which students will be able to purchase a plate of food, will serve as a fundraiser to support Mission Waco."



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Student creates Ebola campaign - The Shorthorn : Life + Entertainment

Student creates Ebola campaign - The Shorthorn : Life + Entertainment: "The electrical engineering graduate student manages multiple informative Facebook pages and now started a campaign to raise Ebola awareness. He hopes that he can make students aware of the disease and its symptoms."



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent

Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent: "Helping out at an African nursery or digging trenches in rural India might have become a fashionable – and expensive - rite of passage for thousands of young people each year, but volunteers would often do more good staying at home and assisting communities on their own doorstep, a conference on ethical tourism will hear tomorrow."



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Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent

Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent: "Helping out at an African nursery or digging trenches in rural India might have become a fashionable – and expensive - rite of passage for thousands of young people each year, but volunteers would often do more good staying at home and assisting communities on their own doorstep, a conference on ethical tourism will hear tomorrow."



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Non-profits: Recruit next-generation volunteers | Rochester Business Journal New York business news and information

Non-profits: Recruit next-generation volunteers | Rochester Business Journal New York business news and information: "At the same time, it’s no secret that many non-profits continue to struggle with underfunding and an overall lack of resources. For these to thrive long term, we must look to the future of succession planning. This begins with volunteers. As the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day approaches, we must seriously reconsider how we approach and engage this next generation. "



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Teen philanthropist to be honored - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

Teen philanthropist to be honored - KUSI News - San Diego, CA: "17-year-old Daisy Aguilar is the youngest person to be honored this year as an Outstanding San Diego Philanthropist.

Philanthropy is a fancy name for something that Daisy says comes naturally.

The University of San Diego freshman being recognized for her work as a teen mentor at the Boys and Girls Club in Solana Beach."



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UNK philanthropy class to give nonprofits $10K - Kearney Hub: Local

UNK philanthropy class to give nonprofits $10K - Kearney Hub: Local: " The philanthropy class at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will distribute $10,000 to area nonprofits that develop and implement a program to benefit the community."



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Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg: "Using technology that can target mobile phones in a specific area, workers with the United Nations Children’s Fund sent texts to a group of Monrovia teenagers telling them how to sign up for Ebola alerts. The teens texted back questions, such as how can they avoid getting sick?"



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